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New Discoveries from Jerusalem's City of David

  • Museum of the Bible 400 4th Street Southwest Washington, DC, 20472 United States (map)

Learn about recent Jerusalem finds from archaeologist
Dr. Yiftah Shalev, Israel Antiquities Authority

Join the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC to hear Dr. Yiftah Shalev of the Israel Antiquities Authority share about recent discoveries in Jerusalem.

The Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE is one of the most dramatic events in the city's history. Even after more than 150 years of excavations and archaeological study, however, the fate of Jerusalem following its destruction is still highly disputed.

Dr. Shalev is a co-director at the City of David's Givati Parking Lot excavations in Jerusalem. In this lecture, he explores new finds dating to the end of the First Temple Period as well as recent discoveries related to life in Jerusalem after the city’s destruction.

Register here. Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority receive complimentary admission to the Museum of the Bible and to this special lecture.


Dr. Yiftah Shalev is a research archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority. He received his PhD from the University of Haifa, writing on Mediterranean trade networks of the Persian Period. He has worked as a research assistant to Prof. Ephraim Stern and Dr. Eilat Mazar and excavated at Tel For for 15 years. Currently, Dr. Shalev co-directs excavations at the Givati Parking lot in the City of David, Jerusalem.

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